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Is there any routine breast cancer genetic testing?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: For significant risk
It is not a routine test for everybody with breast cancer.
However, if you have significant risk with more than one family member having breast cancer or ovarian cancer , at younger age especially or multiple other type of cancers in the family- a brca 1 and 2 analysis would be something that routinely be done to rule out breast-ovary hereditary syndrome.

In brief: For significant risk
It is not a routine test for everybody with breast cancer.
However, if you have significant risk with more than one family member having breast cancer or ovarian cancer , at younger age especially or multiple other type of cancers in the family- a brca 1 and 2 analysis would be something that routinely be done to rule out breast-ovary hereditary syndrome.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Ly Phan
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If you have strong family history of breast cancer (mother, sister) and worry about genetic correlation, then talk to your doctor about testing for brca 1 and brca 2 genes.

In brief: Yes
If you have strong family history of breast cancer (mother, sister) and worry about genetic correlation, then talk to your doctor about testing for brca 1 and brca 2 genes.
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan
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